Minnesota State – Mankato commit Zoe Lopez had one assist in Orono’s 3-2 overtime win over Holy Family

LPH Morning Skate:

Orono rebounds from loss to take down Holy Family

Edina takes down Lakeville North in a low-scoring affair 

On Thursday night, 34 games were on the slate for Girls’ High School hockey, and plenty of ranked teams took the ice looking to improve their records. 

No. 1A Orono faced a top 20 Class AA team, and for the second game in a row it took extra hockey to find a winner. The Spartans hosted No.13AA Holy Family on Thursday night, as both teams looked to rebound from losses. Holy Family’s Katya Sander was the game’s first goal scorer giving Holy Family a 1-0 lead after the first period. After a two-goal second period, the Spartans got their first lead after Alexa Niccum and Alex Christian both scored giving them a 2-1 lead heading into the third period. In the third frame, both goalies were sharp, Orono’s Vivienne Anderson had 7 saves after two 14 saves in the first and second, while Kayla Swartout for Holy Family had 15 saves in the third. Holy Family was the lone team to score in the third when Jenna Allen netted the game-tying goal on the powerplay with just 35 seconds left. Orono only needed one shot to score the game-winner in Overtime, after Kali Schmidt sent the Spartans home happy, winning 3-2. 

Freshman forward Alex Christian had one of Orono’s three goals to beat Holy Family Thursday night. LPH PHOTO BY JACKSON BOLINE

No.5A Dodge County took a trip to No.11A Breck on Thursday. Breck’s Alexis Ulrich was the game’s first goal scorer in the opening period to lead 1-0. After trailing by one in the second period, Dodge County came out firing, scoring three unanswered goals from Nora Carstensen, Mollie Koch, and Maysie Koch to take down Breck 3-1. Wildcat netminder Ida Huber had 15 saves and improved her season record to 10-1 while sporting a fantastic 0.99 GAA, and .919 Sv%. She also has five shutouts on the year. 

Two top ten Class AA teams faced off inside Ames Arena when No.4AA Edina traveled to play No.10AA Lakeville North. At the 5:55 mark of the game, Addie Bowlby scored her 19th goal of the season for Lakeville North, but just over four minutes later the Hornets responded with a goal from Cate McCoy to even the score at one heading into the second period. Edina’s Gina Russo was the game’s final goal-scorer as the Hornets took down Lakeville North 2-1. 

Haylee Melquist scored the game’s only goal for No.7AA Moorhead in their 1-0 win over No.3A Warroad. 

Three goals in the third period was all it took as Prior Lake took down Chaska/Chanhassen 3-0. Belle Sterns had two goals, and Maddie DuChene netted the other for the Lakers. 

Abby Hansberger had two goals in Elk River’s 4-1 win over Duluth. Bella Doll and Reese Thunell scored the two other goals for the Elks, and Anna Koski scored DUluth’s lone goal in the game. 

Blake Shultz and Sophia Lukach both scored for East Grand Forks as they fell to border rival Grand Forks (ND) 3-2. 

Ellie Van Batavia scored three goals and one assist for No.20A Luverne’s crushing 18-2 win over Worthington. 

Ella Ketring scored two first-period goals for No.20AA Roseau as they squeezed out a win over Bemidji. Megan Berg and Bailey Rupp scored for the Lumberjacks, while Payton Remick was the other goal scorer for the Rams. 

Ellie Patterson scored the lone goal in the game and Lila Hanson stopped all 26 shots she faced for Eastview in their 1-0 win over Western Wisconsin. 

Claire Kinneberg was perfect, stopping all 26 shots she faced for Rogers’ upset 4-0 win over No.18A Chisago Lakes. Sydney Bailey, Avery Achterkirch, Claire Lauer, and Lauren Barnacle all scored for Rogers in the game. 

Allie Olson for Osseo/Park Center stopped 31 of 32 shots, and Abby Thurmer stopped 28 of 29 for Northern Tier as both teams’ goalies stood tall in the 1-1 tie. Chloe King Scored Northern Tier’s lone goal and Bella Lindquist scored Osseo/Park Center’s goal. 

Camryn Hargreaves had a massive night scoring three goals and four assists, ending the night with seven points in No.7A Mound Westonka/Southwest Christian’s 9-0 win over Minneapolis. The senior forward has 11-16-27 now on the season, leading the team. Haylee Coulson and Greer Hardacre had four points, Coulson with a goal and three assists, while Hardacre had two goals and two assists. 

No.9A South St. Paul got three goals in the first period from Bailey Vesper, and two from Alida Ahern. Then three more goals in the second from Addi Barone, Elizabeth Bremer and another from Ahern giving them a 6-3 lead heading into the third against Hopkins/St. Louis Park. Hazel Schenkelberg, Avery Shaw and Adrienne DeGiulio all scored for Hopkins/Park. Ahern got her fourth goal of the game in the third to carry SSP to a 7-3 win over Hopkins/Park. Lily Pachl and Ahern both had five points in the game, Ahern had four goals and one assist, while Pachl had five helpers. 

After a Jana Lesch goal for Bloomington/Jefferson, Eagan erupted for four goals in the second period, two from Natalie Heutmaker, and goals from Lily Anderson, and Laureyn Murray. Ava Ostlund scored for Bloomington/Jefferson but it wasn’t enough to get them going as Heutmaker got her third goal of the game carrying Eagan to a 5-2 win over Bloomington/Jefferson. 

Northern Lakes netminder stopped all 19 shots she faced as the Lightning sneaked by Detroit Lakes in a 1-0 win. Northern Lakes’ Geselle McLaughlin was the game’s lone goal scorer. 

There was an upset inside Highland Ice Arena as it took an overtime period for Channing Haycraft to send Cretin-Derham Hall home happy after taking down No.18AA Apple Valley. Grace Kemp was great in net stopping 35 shots for CDH, while Finley Engfer had 34 saves for Apple Valley in the game. 

There was no upset in Cloquet as No.17A Pine City Area took down Cloquet/Esko/Carlton 4-2. 

It took nearly three full periods for a winner to be named between Wayzata and No.8AA Centennial/Spring Lake Park. Katie Bell scored the game-winner at the 11:40 mark of the final frame for Centennial/SLP giving them a 1-0 win over Wayzata. Kaitlin Groess stopped all 26 shots she faced for Centennial/SLP, while Malin Erickson was solid for Wayzata making 33 stops on 34 shots. 

Anoka got two first-period goals from Katelyn Buth and Kendall Rykkeli to help lead them to a 3-2 win over Buffalo. Piper Stodola and Audyn Molesky scored for Buffalo. Lucy Mitshulis scored the game-winning goal for Anoka in the third period. 

Savannah Geyen for No.13A Delano/Rockford had 34 saves and No.19A New Ulm’s Ava Brennan had 37 saves in a close 2-1 Delano/Rockford win over New Ulm. Audrey McClurg and McKenzie Perry had the goals for Delano/Rockford, and Michelle Smith had New Ulm’s lone goal. 

Samantha Bogen scored a hat-trick and Kendra Bogen had five assists in Owatonna’s 7-0 win over Rochester Mayo. 

The State of Hockey’s leading point scorer Ayla Puppe had points in all Raiders goals with three goals and two assists for five points for No.6AA Northfield as they took down Mankato East 5-3. Mia Miller and Isabelle Stephens scored the other two goals for Northfield. Kira Prange, Emerson Asher, and Brie Severson all scored for Mankato East.

No.12A Willmar traveled to No.15A Fergus Falls Thursday night. Willmar’s Avery Quinn was the lone goal scorer in the first, and Fergus Falls Maddie Brimhall scored in the second to tie the game at one after two periods. The third featured five goals from both teams, the Cardinals had goals from Makenna Larson, Avery Olson, and Chloe Lownsbury. The Otters Averie Tonneson had both third-period goals for Fergus but it wasn’t enough as the Cardinals outlasted the Otters 4-3. 

Alexandria celebrated a 3-1 win over No.10A River Lakes. Kennedy Ellingson, Cadence Ellingson, and Morgan Aure all scored for the Cardinals. Ayla McLellan scored River Lakes’ lone goal, and Kaydence Roeske was excellent in net stopping 39 of 42 in the game for the Stars. 

Kaydence Roeske had 39 of 42 stops in the game for the Stars against Alexandria

Marshall scored one goal in each period in their 3-2 win over Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato. Goal scorers for Marshall were Brooklyn Mauch, Peyton DeMuth, and Olivia Penske. Emma Grangroth and Gabby Robertson both scored for LDC in the game. 

Windom took down Fairmont 4-1, Rock Ridge skated away with a 2-1 win over North Shore, and International Falls fell to St. Thomas Aquinas (Ontario) 14-0. 

Sartell/Sauk Rapids got their third win on the season in their 2-1 win over Brainerd/Little Falls, No.14A Albert Lea routes Winona 7-0, and finally, Moose Lake Area held Hibbing/Chisholm scoreless in their 3-0 win.